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Musician and environmentalist to perform at NMSU

In continuing with recent Earth Day celebrations, the Associated Students of New Mexico State University invited a singer/songwriter to not only perform April 26, but to give a presentation about sustainability. The presentation will take place at 2 p.m. at the Corbett Center Senate Gallery with a question and answer session afterward. The concert itself will take place at 3:30 p.m. at the Corbett Center Crossroads on the first floor.

Gabrielle Louise is a musician and environmentalist who is careful to use sustainable transportation for the majority of her travels. She began researching alternative fuels when she started to tour more heavily and will discuss her findings during the presentation.

Environmentally conscious students including Jarod Dial, an assistant at NMSU's Office of Sustainability, are looking forward to the upcoming performance.

"The fact that she blends her poetic music with ecological themes is great and will provide a unique and valuable experience for our students," Dial said. "Incorporating sustainability into music and other multi-media is beneficial because it can act as a tool to educate people about social, environmental, and economic issues."

Louise has a folk-inspired style, plays the guitar and is often backed up by a violin and bass player. She has released several independent albums and recently co-wrote a sustainability musical called "The Muse's Market."

Dial said Louise's presentation and performance fall in line with other upcoming Earth Week events hosted by NMSU organizations like the plant sale by the Horticulture Forum and the Environmental Science Student Organization's "Bike Rally for the Valley."

"We hope Louise's presentation and other Earth Week events will motivate students to take initiative and help make our campus more environmentally conscious," Dial said.